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Louis Garneau Pilot LE Bib Shorts

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Description

Forego complexity.

There's something to be said for simplicity in design. Often, it seems that manufacturers get so caught up in trying to design the 'ultimate,' that they forget what they originally set out to accomplish. The results can be ridiculously complex and overbuilt to the point where more actually becomes less. This is not often the case with the good folks at Louis Garneau. Most of their designs attack a problem in its simplest form, with outstanding results. Case in point—the Pilot LE Bib Short.

Starting with the basic construction, Garneau made Pilot LE bib shorts from a well-positioned blend of Lycra Power, Lycra Pro, and Power Mesh. For compressive support, Lycra Power has been placed at various points on the legs of the shorts. Basically, this fabric features more Lycra fibers per ounce/square yard than typical Lycra compositions. So, the material provides an elastic hold on your muscle groups, supporting and shielding them from oscillation and road vibration. This results in a decrease in overall muscle fatigue, while also, according Garneau, a 10 to 20% improvement in blood circulation.

And when the aforementioned is paired with the Lycra Pro material, the shorts give a heightened level of recovering stretch to ensure your freedom of movement. Further ensuring this characteristic, Garneau designed the shorts with a seamless inner-leg and a ten-panel construction. This not only leads to an increase in flexibility, but, more obviously, it lends itself to eliminating abrasion. Garneau even took this concept a step further by only using flatlock stitching throughout the shorts and uppers. However, all the while, both fabrics possess an extraordinary ability to manage moisture. This means that riding with damp legs after 40k is now a thing of the past.

Securing the Pilot LE's precise fit took a few steps. First, was the compressive fit. Secondly, Garneau included its Powerbands at the leg cuffs. These provide a strong, no-slip hold on the legs, but they also reduce pressure on the lower legs in order to avoid inhibiting a proper circulation. Next, Garneau constructed the bib straps from Power Mesh, while adding a stretch trim to ensure flexibility. These straps not only hold the position of the shorts, but with their moisture wicking composition, they also aid in pulling perspiration away from the back and torso.

Lastly, Garneau further ensured your comfort by incorporating its Airgel chamois. This insert places an emphasis on comforting support, breathability, and moisture management. To achieve this, the portions of support density are comprised of perforated gel inserts. This allows the chamois to adapt to pressure without sacrificing its supportive qualities. Additionally, the perforation increases the gel's breathability, preventing buildups of heat, and accordingly, eliminating hot spots.

The Louis Garneau Pilot LE Bib Shorts are available in seven sizes from X-Small to 3X-Large and in the color Black/sky blue.

Tech Specs

Material:
synthetic
Fit:
form fit
Chamois:
yes
Bib:
yes
Season:
spring, summer, fall
Recommended Use:
road racing, performance road
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Louis Garneau

Mens Apparel

Louis Garneau Mens Apparel
3XS XXS XS SMLXLXXL3XL
chest 32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
44in
(111.8cm)
46in
(116.8cm)
48.0in
(121.9cm)
waist 26in
(66.0cm)
28in
(71.1cm)
30in
(76.2cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
buttocks 32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
44in
(111.8cm)
46in
(116.8cm)
48in
(121.9cm)
leg length29in
(73.7cm)
29in
(73.7cm)
29in
(73.7cm)
30in
(76.2cm)
31in
(78.7cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.

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Hello. I really want to get these, but you...

Hello. I really want to get these, but you don't seem to have my size. Is there any way you could get 3XS

Responded on

Hi, Despite the fact that their size chart goes down to XXS, it looks like XS is the smallest size Garneau makes in this, or any of their Mens bib shorts. Give us a call and we can help you find some shorts that will fit!

Unanswered Question

Transparency??? A lot of Garneau bibs are...

Transparency??? A lot of Garneau bibs are see through and I am wondering if anyone has tried these and can comment on this? Thanks